Computer science teaching facilities

Our newest lab has 200 machines which are each equipped with a Nvidia Quadro P4000 Graphics Card: useful for intensive jobs that require multiple cores in areas such as data science, AI and deep learning. Students have access to additional Linux and Windows labs.

Facilities for final year students

Grace Hopper lab

Grace Hopper Lab

Final year students get to use the Grace Hopper Lab: a dedicated 24-hour card access lab with additional lab machines and space for them to work.

This room offers machines with network segregation and NUCs for specialist security experiments to be carried out with real devices and hardware in a safe way, complementing our virtual OpenNebula platform.

Facilities for final year projects

Nao robot and parrot drone

Students also have access to a wide range of facilities during their final year projects, including:

  • Pepper/NAO robots
  • Parrot drones
  • Edge devices
  • GPU cards
  • RC cars
  • Franka Emika Panda robot arm with force/torque control
  • 2 UR5 arms (Universal Robotics UR5, supporting 5kg payload)
  • Intel RealSense 3D (with depth) camera D4351.

Additional equipment and external services to support projects can be purchased by the School (these are assessed on a case-by-case basis).

Find out more about final year projects.

Pico microcontrollers

We offer Pico microcontrollers (RP2040, dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+) for use with lower-level hardware and sensing projects, especially useful for 'Internet of Things' experiments.